The Castle of Otranto

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Nov 1, 2006 - Fiction - 248 pages
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An amusing and charming Gothic novel, which is remarkable for its masterful blend of ancient and modern romance. It is a story of Manfred's son and heir to the title of Otranto. It was first published with pseudonym in 1764. It is an ostensible translation of an Italian story of the crusades' time. Charismatic!...
 

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Halfway through the story, a young peasant says, "I am no impostor, my Lord, nor have I deserved opprobrious language. I answered to every question your Highness put to me last night with the same ... Read full review

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SONNET
1
CHAPTER I
2
CHAPTER II
54
CHAPTER III
103
CHAPTER IV
149
CHAPTER V
193
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Horace Walpole was born in London on September 24, 1717 and educated at Eton College and Kings College, Cambridge. Upon his return from college, Walpole was elected to Parliament and served until 1768. He was the youngest son of British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole. He was known as The Earl of Orford. Walpole opened a private press that published his own works and that of his friends. He is well known for his Gothic romance novel, The Castle of Otranto. Horace Walpole died in London on March 2, 1797, after which his title became extinct since he never married or had children.

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